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Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. before too long now, before the end of the evening, we will know how each man did, we will know if anything happens tonight that will fundamentally change the course of this race. we already know that all this debate expectations management you've been hearing is just that. these two men, president barack obama and governor mitt romney, have four ivy league degrees between them and 50 debates between them, though none together and none like this. the incumbent president and the challenger on stage tonight in denver. and to set the stage for that, our political team beginning with peter alexander who covers the romney campaign for nbc news. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. after all the hype and spin, this is where the debate will finally take place. let's give you a quick show around, if we can. they'll shake hands in the middle, mitt romney and president obama. the president will stand at the podium on the right, mi
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, we've got exactly four weeks from tonight until election day. when you hear us talking about battleground states, here is what we mean. right now it's ohio that means everything to these two candidates. and it's news that the romney campaign is suddenly this competitive in ohio. no republican has won the white house without it. president obama carried it last time, and ohio itself has supplied us with eight american presidents over the years. both men running for the job were in ohio today along with nbc's peter alexander, traveling with the romney campaign, and starts off our coverage in cuyahoga falls, ohio. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. we're seeing real evidence that this race is tightening, not just nationally, but in crucial battlegrounds like here in ohio. with both candidates descending on the buckeye state, the o in ohio could easily stand for offense. a poll released late this afternoon shows president obama's lead has shrunk to just four points. touchi
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Oct 24, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: an nbc news analysis finds there is more money being spent on political ads in ohio than in any other state. $181 million so far. that is one fifth of the national total of $883 million, a figure that could top a billion by election day. in columbus, more than 6600 ads just this month. that is 333 a day. >> mitt romney, on education. >> reporter: for jack mckittrick it is background noise. >> after a while, it doesn't do a whole lot. >> reporter: the candidates are spending so much time here it is as if they're running for president of ohio, 30 since labor day, 15 in october, why ohio? voters here have picked the winner in every election since 1960. and no republican has won the white house without it. the urban north, heavily in the auto industry, leans democratic. the rural south leans republican where mining is important >> this could all come down to ohio this year. >> reporter: political scientist paul beck of the ohio state university says that ohio voters look like america. >> in terms of african-americans, small town, christian, conservatives, liberals, democrats, conser
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to them. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. they now estimate over 67 million of us watched the debate in denver last night and what people saw was a highly energized, motivated and combative mitt romney sharing the stage with a subdued and lackluster president obama. what they saw was mitt romney on his way over the course of 90 minutes to scoring a clear and consensus victory in what will be the first of three meetings. between these two men. for romney, today felt like a new chapter. here's a look at the crowd waiting for him tonight in virginia. while the president today said some things he was expected to say on that stage last night. we begin our coverage with nbc's andrea mitchell. andrea, good evening. >> good evening, brian. the president showed up today armed with attack lines against mitt romney a day late. trying to regain his footing after a rocky debate performance, the president today at an outdoor rally seemed everything he was not last night. >> the man on stage last
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
be prompted to check and see which type smoke detector you have. because our nbc news investigation has found many may not work fast enough when every second counts. >>> plus, field of dreams. not a dry eye in the house as a young man with big dreams gets a second chance in the big leagues. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. before too long now, before the end of the evening, we will know how each man did, we will know if anything happens tonight that will fundamentally change the course of this race. we already know that all this debate expectations management you've been hearing is just that. these two men, president barack obama and governor mitt romney have four ivy league degrees between them and 50 debates between them, though none together and none like this. the incumbent president and the challenger on stage tonight in denver. and to set the stage for that, our political team beginning with peter alexander who covers the romney campaign for nbc news. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. after all the hype and spin, this is where the debate will fina
NBC
Oct 22, 2012 4:00am PDT
. heading into tonight's third and final presidential debate, our new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows election night could be a cliffhanger with the candidates now dead even. nbc news political director and political correspondent chuck todd breaks down the numbers. >> reporter: the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the candidates in a 47-47 tie among likely voters. in mid september, the president led 50-45. the numbers show an evenly divided country overall. the president's job approval holding steady at 49%. economic approval down at 46%. foreign policy approval at 49%. the poll also shows a clear enthusiasm gap. the president has a 49-44 lead among all registered voters, but that 47-47 tie among likelies, it means republicans are more enthusiastic and more likely to vote. the biggest red flag for obama, 62% say they want major changes if he's re-elected. romney's biggest red flag, by 44-43, he is still personally viewed more negatively than positively. >> that was nbc's chuck todd reporting there. after a violent weekend in the middle east, tonight's third and fin
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
evening, sources tell nbc news they expected an announcement soon that federal investigators do believe the shooting was a case of friendly fire. agents from this border patrol station shooting each other accidentally. agent nicholas ivie was shot tuesday, while investigating a possible illegal crossing near arizona. two other agents were on scene, and one of them was wounded when shooting broke out. today, homeland security secretary janet napolitano was there to meet agent ivy's family and to be briefed on the investigation. sources say they couldn't find evidence of any other people involved at the shooting scene, and that the ballistics are consistent with friendly fire. >> mark potter in bisbee, arizona, thank you. >>> and again, we told you last night we have an out of control situation. in california, gasoline prices have been rocketing higher in the last 24 hours it has gotten even worse getting close to $6 a gallon in some places. others have no gas to sell at all. nbc's kristen dahlgren from los angeles with us. good evening >> reporter: good evening, since we talked yesterday
NBC
Oct 23, 2012 5:30pm PDT
as the life of the party. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. now that the presidential debates are over, it is clear each one of them had a plot line. at the first one, the president underperformed against governor romney. at the second debate, both men were amped up. and last night's plot line appears to be the president's foreign policy attack and mitt romney's movement to the center on a number of issues. decreasing the policy distance between the two men as 60 million americans watched on live television. starting today, there was a new sense of urgency out on the trail. now, the travel becomes urgent and frenetic. every second counts and so does every state. we have it all covered and we begin with nbc's peter alexander traveling with the romney campaign in henderson, nevada. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. as you just noted, nearly 60 million americans watched last night's debate. in fact, that was the smallest number of the three presidential debates. over the next two weeks as they bounce across th
NBC
Oct 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
will air monday. traveling with the president, in new hampshire, kristen welker, nbc news. >> reporter: this is peter zander in lando lakes, florida, where mitt romney is trying to pump up the vote on opening day of the in-person early voting here. vowing he would be a bipartisan leader mr. romney laid into the president. >> he promised that his would be a post partisan presidency. we have watched him over the last four years and he's been divisive and demonized any group that opposed him. >> reporter: minutes earlier marco rubio attacked president obama's proposals with his sharp partisan rebuke. >> they are the ideas of countries that people come here to get away from. >> reporter: mr. romney's touring includes stops first in the heavily republican panhandle. then in a democratic leaning county trying to slice into the president's lead before closing the day near tampa, a battleground within this swing state. meanwhile not wanting to risk appearing to put politics before public safety. >> i was looking forward to being in virginia tomorrow, but you know the hurricane is headed up the
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
? tonight, an exclusive nbc investigation. >>> and young hero, news about the brave teen that the whole world is pulling for. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, there is every reason to believe the live television audience watching the vp debate tonight will be every bit as large as the last presidential debate, and because that debate was something of a game-changer, as it turned out, the stakes going into tonight are higher for two men from similar backgrounds, who are very different. for starters, this is the broadest age difference of any debate. our political team is in place tonight, our coverage includes our nbc polling numbers out just tonight on this race we want to begin with nbc's ron mott in danville, kentucky, tonight, good evening. >> reporter: hey, brian, to you, vice president joe biden will be there at that table, paul ryan the other table. congressman ryan comes into this debate, riding the republican wave of momentum the forward progress is what vp biden hopes to stop in its track. before taking off today, vice president joe biden was in a boxing mood, hinting
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am PDT
at "the yemen post" in sanaa tells nbc news the ambush had all the hallmarks of an al qaeda-style attack. >>> back here at home, vice president joe biden and republican rival paul ryan prepare to square off tonight in kentucky in their one and only debate. new poll numbers show the current vp has his work cut out for him. according to a new survey from the pew center, just 39% of registered voters view biden favorably compared to 44% who favor ryan. when it comes to predicting the winner of tonight's debate, 40% of registered voters say ryan will come out on top, while 34% think biden will prevail. nbc's tracie potts is joining us from washington with a preview of the debate. tracie, good morning. >>> lynn, good morning. the pressure is definitely on . paul ryan somewhat of the underdog because vice president's done this a number of times before, but you can see he's favored in those numbers. he's been in florida, and before that in virginia doing at least three mock debates that we know of. now he's already in kentucky. the vice president will arrive later this afternoon, just hours bef
NBC
Oct 30, 2012 7:00pm EDT
now. >>> now nbc news headquarters in new york, this is nbc "nightly news" with brian williams. >> a huge portion of the eastern seaboard is crippled tonight. millions of views cannot see this broadcast because they're headed into another night in the dark. a huge area of the country on its knees where life has ground to a halt because of this one storm. the death toll is now at least 40. the biggest city in the country has been staggered, power is out for more than 8 million homes and businesses and that's an early low-ball estimate across 15 states. an early guess at the cost of this storm would begin at 0 billion in damage and lost business and the map of the atlantic coastline, especially the jersey shore, has been simply redrawn in some areas. the president is touring the damage in new jersey tomorrow. today he told the folks across this entire region america is with you. here is where this storm is now. it's centered 50 miles east southeast of pittsburgh so think of it this way the same storm that plunged the east coast into darkness was today causing 60 mile-an-hour wind
NBC
Oct 15, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to look, at the president, the moderator or the campaigner. aides tell nbc news the president will bring up romney's comments, seemingly to talk about the 47% of americans as victims. an admission in denver that puzzled supporters. both are trying to fend off questions that dog their campaign, the president on his administration's failure to add security, before the last month's attack on libya. >> this goes to the security professionals at the state department, but didn't come to the white house. >> reporter: romney, for vague explanations on the tax plan. >> i think the president understands the tax rate needs to come down. we need to broaden the base. the match, the numbers show a dead heat. romney's strong debate performance credited with a strong change in perception, with many holding a favorable view of the republican nominee. and those polls matter, brian, because 40 states are already voting. among the folks who were voting before november 6, michelle obama, voting today, and the president himself who will vote later this month when he is home in illinois. brian. >> peter alexan
NBC
Oct 19, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to nbc news that the screeners have broken down, causing long delays at the checkpoints. today, the tsa announced the back scanner scanners are coming out of some airports, including jfk and l.a.x., and moved to smaller airports, to be replaced by the wave scanners, using radio waves instead of radiation. the tsa says it is an effort to insure the most efficient and effective use of security technology and should speed things along at the big tsa checkpoints. meanwhile, at newark airport, some have been fired or suspended after an internal investigation found they were not following procedures, screening the checked luggage for explosives. >> the only way you fix this is bring in new people, supervisors and managers, as quickly as possible. >> reporter: with 50,000 screeners, the agency says it has zero tolerance for misconduct. tom costello, washington. >>> and good news to report tonight about the 15-year-old pakistani girl, malala yousufzai, whose story has been followed around the globe, ten days after she was shot by the taliban, and four days after she was brought to the uk for tr
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
at this point is also the goal for them. what republicans have the democrats don't have as we see in the new nbc poll, is that they really are more enthusiastic. romney needs to keep them enthusiase -- enthusiastic. >> bob woodward was on with morning joe. an interesting moment, eugene. referring to a conversation we had senator john mccain about what you need to present to people during debate. we know yesterday you talked about this, which mitt romney will show up tonight? ab is talking about keeping the conservative base fired up or perhaps trying to go after the other people he would need to win here. let me play what bob said on "morning joe." >> i remember in the 1990s once asking john mccain is it possible and he asked -- actually asked the question is it possible to run for president and be true to yourself? he ran for president. a lot of people would say he wasn't true to himself. i asked him a couple of months ago, what's the answer to that question? and he said, i don't know. >> what do you make of that, eugene? even senator john mccain. we saw this. the guy was supposed to be the mav
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, we've reported a lot on the changing airline industry, what we now have to pay extra for that we used to be able to count on like checked bags, leg room and food and drinks. still, we've always been able to count on the fact that the seats were bolted to the floor of the aircraft. that has not been the case on american airlines recently in three separate incidents in the air. and as you might imagine, it's the kind of story and the kind of imagery that can be bad in the airline business. the investigation and inspections are underway involving american airlines. it's where we begin tonight with nbc's tom costello, he's at miami international. tom, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. in fact, three incidents and no more. american says that by the end of the night, it will have finished inspecting 47 planes that could potentially have this problem. and it knows what the problem is. apparently a clamp was improperly installed on the base on the leg of a row of seats. in boston today,
NBC
Oct 16, 2012 5:30pm PDT
and loss. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, on what could be the single most important night of the presidential campaign thus far. tonight there is an enormous amount of pressure on president obama, because his last debate performance was seen as so lacking against an energized challenge from governor romney, that it actually moved the numbers. it moved the polls even in some places that seemed to be settling in for the democrats. tonight, the second of three debates has a lot to do with the format. it's a town hall. the questions will be gathered from undecided voters. the stakes are high. the viewing audience is expected to be enormous. our political team is in place to start us off tonight, beginning with nbc's peter alexander. he's inside the debate venue at hofstra university on long island. peter, good evening. >> brian, good evening to you. 82 undecided voters picked from here in new york's nassau county will share this set with the president and mitt romney tonight. and nothing is left to chance. the president will be
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
will prevail. nbc news's tracie potts joins us. >>> the pressure is definitely on vice president biden to turn things around. he's got the experience on the debate stage to do so, but as you saw in those numbers, it looks like the public is betting more on paul ryan. ryan took a bit of an excursion yesterday while he was practicing in florida saying that the vice president will probably come at me like a cannonball but that the obama record, as ryan put it, is his akil lee's heel. he's in kentucky, ryan is, after debate prep in florida and georgia. he's done three mock debates. meanwhile, the vice president has been in delaware focusing on ryan's book, speeches and budget. he wants to give ryan no chance to say this was not our position. the white house reluctant to address the debate last week saying that next week the president wants to focus on governing, but as you saw, it looks like a lot of people think this week the debate may go to ryan. we'll find out tonight. lynn. >> we sure will. tracie pots for us in washington. tracie, thank you. you can watch live coverage of the debate from dan
NBC
Oct 18, 2012 5:30pm PDT
with strong voices in their husband's campaign. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> now, to why the boy scouts of america are in the news tonight. it is about the release of thousands of previously confidential documents. they detail more than two decades of alleged abuse by the very people parents were trusting to take care of our children. our report tonight from nbc's anne thompson. >> reporter: many cases of known or suspected child abusers who were in the boy scouts. files kept by the boy scouts and made public today by two oregon attorneys. >> the boy scouts knew they had an institution-wide problem with child abuse and didn't take steps to do anything about it. >> reporter: the files contain information on abusers from 1965-1985 in 49 states. this one concerns a scout leader convicted of child abuse in 1984 near syracuse, new york, holding his record sheet. letters between scout leaders and newspaper clippings, some cases went to authorities. others did not. >> it is a lesson that can't be learned well enough. and what these files represent is really the pain and the anguish of t
NBC
Oct 20, 2012 5:30pm PDT
is picking up pace. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> governor jerry brown was in the bay area today to push for voters to pass prop 30 and to reject prop 32. dozenses of california educators were on hand at the governor's burlingame news conference to show their support. prop 30 would prevent billions of dollars in cuts to schools and colleges. property 32 prevents unions for using dues for political purposes. brown says he values the quality of education he got in san francisco public schools and wants to make sure that quality continues. >> we need in school not just standardize tests that comes out of washington bureaucracy but we need arts programs, science programs, field trips, librarians, kouns colors. >> the yes on prop 32 campaign argued that it removes special interest money from politics but those who are against prop 30 say it does not guarantee any new funding for schools. it kills jobs and it's harmful to small businesses. >>> calls for a san jose city councilwoman to return campaign funds is growing louder this weekend. this week the state fair political practices com
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
voters in the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. the margin of error is 3.1%, so that puts the race in a virtual tie. the president led his republican rival by five percent two weeks ago. he has a much wider lead if you consider registered voters. you can watch tonight's debate right here on nbc 4. nbc news has live team coverage beginning at 9:00 and that brings us to our poll question today. will you watch tonight's debate? let us know by taking the poll on our facebook page. >>> intelligence centers are being blasted for what a senate panel calls shoddy reporting and potential privacy violations. the so-called fusion centers were meant to help local, state and federal officials fight terrorism, but the report says the 77 centers have become pools of wasteful spending. it also cites potential spying on american musliming that may have broken privacy laws. >>> it has been ten years since the men known as the beltway snipers terrorized our region. the first victim was in wheaton. a total of ten people died. one victim's sister has raised more than $100,000 towards scholarsh
NBC
Oct 19, 2012 7:00pm EDT
women and having babies, with science. nightly news begins now. >>> from nbc news >>> good evening, with 18 days to go now until this presidential election, there was something that happened during one brief shining moment last night that a whole lot of americans would like to see more of. both candidates made fun of themselves and then went on to say nice things about each other and their families. that was last night. today, the president and governor romney went their separate ways, some campaigning, some preparation for the next and final debate on monday night, just prior to the all-out sprint to the finish. we begin our coverage tonight with our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd, good evening. >> good evening, brian, we're at the point in the campaign where every day feels like a week, every week feels like a day. well, today the president is feeling the heat, testing out yet another new line of attack on mitt romney. president obama today dialled up his criticism in virginia, feeling the heat from mitt romney's continued momentum. >> i mean, he is changing up so mu
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. a massive project brought to a grinding halt by the itsy-bitsy spider. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc "fightly news" with lester holt. >> one month from today we'll be coming on the air counting down to the poll closings. the month to go mark in a race that's taken potential game changing twist this week. mitt romney's strong debate performance and yesterday's timely drop in the nation's unemployment rate. these are critical days on every level from fund-raising to how the candidates define themselves and each other to an electorate that is now fully engaged and focused. our andrea mitchell is standing by with analysis, but first nbc's peter alexander on the campaign trail in florida tonight. good evening. >> reporter: with one month to go, mitt romney is trying to capture the energy, with more enthusiastic crowds and a simpler message. >> thank you. >> reporter: after weeks that reenergized republicans and reinvigorated the race, president obama is trying to blunt mitt romney's momentum embracing friday's encouraging economic news. >> we learned that the unem
NBC
Oct 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> nbc bay area news starts now. >> good evening. 60 million people across the east coast are prepare for high winds, high tides, drenching rains, and even flooding. all courtesy of mrn sandy. the powerful hurricane is expected to come ashore early tuesday morning. officials have already declared states of emergency in eight eastern states and washington, d.c. people who haven't already evacuated are packing up, boarding up, and getting energy supplies. forecasters say sandy will impact an 800 mile wide area from the carolinas up to maine. but they're not the only ones to feel sandy's impact. santiago sans us from the airport to show us how sandy could affect the airports here, as well. hello. >> hello. dealing with storms has been evolving over the last several years. airports and airlines have learned that preplanning and prestaging is something that's beneficial not only to passengers but to the industry, as well. now, airlines will be working with travelers. they're keeping an eye on the storm. they're determining the availability of flights and they're working on changing the str
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, if you were among the over 60 million of us who watched the presidential debate, then you know we saw two things that night, really, an energized mitt romney, and lackluster president obama, and tonight it appears what happened that night has the numbers on the move there was new polling when they opened up against the president, the numbers show the race trending, tightening, trending towards romney, at least right now, we begin with peter alexander, traveling with the romney campaign. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, a romney adviser tells me that the campaign is stronger, that the candidate is increasingly confident. he tried to draw a sharp contrast on the issue of national security. with just 29 days to go, following the last debate, the race is quickly tightening, but remains volatile. the polls had different results. the latest poll shows romney leads, now up four points between the likely voters, but a new gallup poll shows the president up by five. looking to capitalize on his momentum, today, romney tried to f
NBC
Oct 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
of the computer models have it coming along shore somewhere along the new jersey shore. nbc's ann thompson is at pleasant point for us, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, a number of states in this region have already declared states of emergency. new jersey is one of the places where hurricane sandy could make landfall on monday night. already on the east coast, preparations are being made for what is expected to be an historic storm. today, sandy toured across the bahamas, the powerful storm knocking over trees and sending the ocean into the streets, at least 40 dead in haiti, cuba and jamaica. scenes of destruction adding to the preparations along the east coast of the u.s. >> i think that everyone has learned lessons from the last storm. >> reporter: connecticut is one of 13 states haunted by last year's irene, and the nearly 16 billion in damage, leaving thousands without power for days. then hit by a surprising snowstorm on halloween. today, governor malloy warned it could be the type of storm not seen in 30 years. >> have enough food and water for everyone in your house
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
of the 2012 race, and a new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows president obama is holding on to his national lead, but not by much. 49% of likely voters favor the president while 46% prefer mitt romney. that's only a 3% edge for obama, which is within the survey's margin of error, but when it comes to a poll of registered voters the president widens his lead over romney to 7 points, 51% to 44. and, finally, four in ten surveyed now say the nation is headed in the right direction. that's the highest amount since june 2009. meanwhile, both candidates took a break from their debate prep on tuesday to make a few unscheduled stops. nbc's steve handlesman reports from denver. >> reporter: the pressure is intense. president obama took time out for a visit to hoover dam. >> it's spectacular and i've never soon it before. >> reporter: mitt romney grabbed a burrito bowl. doug hudson, andrew luntkin and chris conroy run bicycle companies in colorado. they took me out to red rocks. these guys will watch the debate, andrew hoping for a breakthrough by his candidate, mitt romney. >> i want him to
NBC
Oct 19, 2012 4:00am PDT
serious political news. the latest nbc news wall street journal marist polls which include tuesday's second debate show that president obama is maintaining his lead over governor mitt romney in two key battleground states. in iowa the president has the support of 51% of likely voters as compared to mr. romney's 43%, an eight-point margin which is unchanged from september. in wisconsin the president is ahead by six points among likely voters, 51 to 45% which is also virtually unchanged from last month. and both candidates will be back on the trail today in key states. president obama will attend a campaign event in fairfax, virginia. after that mr. obama will reportedly head to camp david to prepare for monday's third and final presidential debate. governor romney and his running mate paul ryan will attend a rally in daytona beach, florida, where country music star john rich is scheduled to perform. and a reminder to you, our coverage of the third and final presidential debate begins monday night, 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific right here on nbc. >>> and now here's a look at some other
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
begins its new term today. the justices are expected to consider a number of controversial issues. nbc's francis coe has more. >> reporter: one case the court will hear involves the practice of considering race for college admissions. abigail fisher sued after she was rejected by the university of texas at austin. >> there were people in my class with lower grades who weren't in the activities i was in who were being accepted. the only other difference between us was the color of our skin. >> reporter: defenders of the practice say students are better prepared by a more diverse school experience. >> the best way to get to racial diversity is to consider race in an individualized way that looks at the whole applicant. >> reporter: the defense of marriage act signed by president bill clinton is also facing numerous challenges. the law states that the federal government will only recognize traditional marriages, meaning no federal benefits even where same-sex marriage is legal. >> same-sex couples are denied hundreds of different rights and benefits that are provided to married different-
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Oct 14, 2012 3:30pm PDT
to multiple requesters for comment. t lisa myers nbc news, washington. >>> overseas now in the crisis in syria where tonight a human rights organization is accusing the assaad regime of using cluster bombs to target civilians, meantime syrian rebels posted in video online showing they shot down a fighter jet near aleppo. >>> now to a story that sparked an outcry around the world. the 14-year-old girl who fought for the rights of other young girls to be educated and independent. now fighting for her own life after she was shot by a team of taliban gunman. we have an update on her condition and the growing outrage at her attackers. >> reporter: military officials overseeing the care of the 14-year-old girl say she's making satisfactory process, but they are considering sending her abroad for specialized treatment. meanwhile here in pakistan, the anger continues to grow. today tens of thousands turned out in karachi to register their dissent to the taliban. hundreds of schoolgirls gathered to support her. some here are now saying that this is the chance for the military to strike at the heart of
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Oct 14, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. >>> that's nbc "nightly news" for this sunday. brian williams will be here tomorrow. i'm lester holt reporting for all of us here at nbc news. good night.
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Oct 17, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. robert bazell, nbc news, new york. >>> and up next, what is going on in maine? first, the prostitution scandal. and then the earth actually did move. >>> this is a big time for the normally quiet state of maine in the news. first, there was the so-called zumba scandal that is playing out. the exercise dance teacher accused of running a prostitution racket, and the names of local men the police are releasing. that had everybody hot and bothered. then came the earthquake, last night, 7:12 p.m., a 4.0 shook maine, small by usual standards, by the phones lit up. it got everybody's attention from portland all the way south to boston. >>> and larry sloan has died, the co-founder of the nonsense word game now just celebrated the 50th anniversary, they have helped many parents survive a long car or plane flight. he helped to edit the books and we-sing for kids. he was an army veteran and talent agent, and so much else, we're tempted to say fill in the blank, larry sloan was 89. >>> and way back in 1973, a memorial was newly designed and named in the east river in new york city. well, today, fo
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Oct 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
's inaccurate to suggest anything different. but the romney campaign stands by the ad, noting to nbc news, that chrysler ceo never disputed any actual facts in their ads. so, brian, a couple things, number one, the president still not campaigning on the campaign trail tomorrow. instead he will tour new jersey with governor chris christie tomorrow, some of the damaged areas. mitt romney, is resuming a full campaign schedule tomorrow. he'll be in the battleground state of florida. >> all right, chuck todd at the white house tonight. chuck, thanks. >>> when we come back, back to our storm coverage, specifically, a moment of crisis for a big hospital that included a lot of newborns who needed to move quickly. [ dennis ] it only took two minutes for this town to be destroyed. to a little girl who lived through it, this is more than a teddy bear. it's a step towards normal. it's why allstate catastrophe teams not only have hot coffee and help for grownups... they've also handed out more than twelve thousand teddy bears to kids. people come first... everything else is second. that's allstate's s
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Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
and that was in cupertino. live in san jose, kimberly tere, nbc news. >>> here's a comparison for you around the country. the average in california is 4.66. that's the highest in the nation. even higher than hawaii. the lowest south carolina. they average $3.49 a gallon. >>> we have new information on a homicide investigation in the east bay. police in hercules are asking for the public's help after finding a woman dead in her own home. nbc bay area has learned that police believe the 55-year-old mother likely died sometime between 7 and 10:00 p.m. friday night and say she suffered a traumatic injury to her head. we have more on the investigation. >> she was definitely a person who saw ways she could contribute and didn't hesitate. >> she was a lovely. everyone knows that. great mom. great teacher. some of the parents of the students wanted her to be the parent. >> reporter: standing on this porch of a friend's home in hercules, three of susie's four children remember their mother. describing a loving, giving woman who was thrilled to be a new grandmother the family home is surround by crime tape. they
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